In the spirit of folk music, and its rich history of perseverance, the TBFC Board has
decided to commemorate our 60th Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest with our 1st Virtual
Contest: Gimme Shelter (in place).
Contest performance videos must be recorded during this Covid-19 quarantine, and
uploaded to YouTube. We urge the contestants to be creative and reflect the times,
while still following social distancing guidelines.
Contest applications and rules can be found on our website:
There will be cash prizes, and it’s absolutely free to enter.
Today is the day! You have followed along with us throughout this 8-week event and today it pays off with graduation!
On May 28th, 3:00 p.m. on our Facebook Page tune in to take part in the ceremony where you will be sworn in as Jr. Rangers to earn your official Jr. Ranger badge and certificate!
You can download a copy from the link below, then tune in to follow along! Videos will be available after the live stream but be sure to watch live to ask questions to our rangers!
Download your copy here: https://www.wnpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/SAMO_JRR_2017-for-website-FINAL.pdf
Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/santamonicamtns/
Join a docent for a leisure walk under the oaks and along the creek in Malibu Creek State Park. We’ll talk about the the park’s history, plants and animals, and see how nature is recovering after the Woolsey Fire. The walk is approximately 2 1/2 hours and families are welcome. Meet at 10am in the park’s Main Trailhead parking lot (second lower lot) by the restrooms. Bring water, hat, camera and your wonderful smiles! For more information, contact docent Dean Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Jim Adams, PhD, of the USC School of Pharmacy, leads a plant walk on the medicinal uses of California native plants. Adams is trained in Chumash healing and will discuss traditional recipes for making healing medicines.
This event is brought to you by Western National Parks Association, a non-profit education partner of the National Park Service. In business since 1938, WNPA financially supports education, interpretation, research, and community involvement at more than 70 parks across the West.
Purchases at park stores like the one here at Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area support programs like “Medicinal Plant Walk with Jim Adams” The products and services WNPA provides support and compliment the interpretive and educational programs of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. For more information about this event and how WNPA supports the park, visit www.wnpa.org.
Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-opportunity-at-yerba-mansa-meadow-tickets-86287019799
Our Sunday walks are easy, informative, and fun. No birdwatching expertise is required. Binoculars are (almost) a must — loaners are available if you contact the walk leader in advance. The Reserve contains a lake that is home to spectacular water birds and the Reserve hosts migrating birds as well as local residents.
More information, pictures, directions, accurate map, contacts at www.sfvaudubon.org/events.
Considered the recreational crown jewel of the Santa Monica Mountains, Malibu Creek State Park has over 8,000 acres of rolling tall grass plains, oak savannahs and dramatic peaks. It’s no wonder many call it “The Yosemite of Southern California.” Seasoned birders and beginners alike will enjoy good bird watching and a beautiful, easy hike.
Meet at the second (lower) day-use parking lot. Entrance to the park is on the west side of Las Virgenes Rd., just south of Mulholland Hwy. Entrance fee is $12 per car.
Join our School Trip Coordinator for a Story Time and Nature Walk! These programs focus on a nature themed story accompanied by a guided walk to highlight the story. The program lasts for two hours. Please park in the large dirt parking lot near the large William O Douglas Outdoor Classroom sign. After parking, take the trail uphill to the Sooky Goldman Nature Center-story time meet-up point in our Children’s Play Area. Bathrooms and water fountains are available outside the nature center. Program starts on time.
Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society (SMBAS) invites all to our monthly Malibu Lagoon Field Trips, held on the 4th Sunday of every month, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. FREE! Below is more info, for your use, distribution, and enjoyment! Please come out to the beach for a wonderful morning of birdwatching and friendly camaraderie! Bring binoculars if you have them; loaners available if you don’t.
Malibu Lagoon Field Trips
4th Sunday of Every Month, Every Month of the Year
SANTA MONICA BAY AUDUBON SOCIETY (SMBAS)
ADULT WALK 8:30 A.M. – Beginner and experienced, 2-3 hours. Species range from 40 in June to 60-75 during migrations and winter. We meet at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot and begin walking east towards the lagoon. We always check the offshore rocks and the ocean. When lagoon outlet is closed we continue east around the lagoon to Adamson House. We put out special effort to make our monthly Malibu Lagoon walks attractive to first-time and beginning birdwatchers. So please, if you are at all worried about coming on a trip and embarrassing yourself because of all the experts, we remember our first trips too. Someone showed us the birds; now it’s our turn.
CHILDREN AND PARENTS WALK 10:00 A.M. – One hour session, meeting at the metal-shaded viewing area next to the parking lot. We start at 10:00 for a shorter walk and to allow time for families to get it together on a sleepy Sunday morning. Our leaders are experienced with kids so please bring them to the beach! We have an ample supply of binoculars that children can use without striking terror into their parents. We want to see families enjoying nature. (If you have a Scout Troop or other group of more than seven people, _YOU MUST CALL JEAN (310-472-7209)_ to make sure we have enough binoculars and docents.)
DIRECTIONS: Malibu Lagoon is at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road. Look around for people wearing binoculars.
PARKING: Parking machine recently installed in the lagoon lot: 1 hr $3; 2 hrs $6; 3 hrs $9, all day $12 ($11 seniors); credit cards accepted. Annual passes accepted. You may also park (read the signs carefully) either along PCH west of Cross Creek Road, on Cross Creek Road, or on Civic Center Way north (inland) of the shopping center. Lagoon parking in shopping center lots is not permitted.